Lisa (Bestehorn) Wirth (1923 - 2017)

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WIRTH, Lisa (nee Bestehorn)
January 16, 1923 – Sandersleben, Germany
May 31, 2017 – Cochrane, Alberta
Lisa Wirth passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the age of
94 years.
Lisa was born in Sandersleben, Germany. She married Rudi Wirth
in 1945 in Frankfurt, Germany. They and their two daughters
immigrated to Canada in 1954. They settled in Ontario and then
moved to Cochrane, Alberta in 1999.
Lisa endured many hardships in her life, but Canada offered
things she loved – the mountains, fishing, and gardening. She
embraced it all in her art. Her talent was recognized early in high
school, and a career in art became her life- long passion.
She was represented by several galleries across Canada. Her
vibrant paintings have found homes in private and corporate
collections. For over 20 years, she partnered with her daughter,
Ursula Reynolds, in an annual art show in Cochrane.
Lisa was a strong, caring, and compassionate woman who will be greatly missed. She is survived
by her husband Rudi, daughters Uta Parks (Vic), and Ursula Reynolds (Rick), grandchildren
Deanie, Vicki, Jason, Travis, and Darcy, and her great grandchildren Murray, Lisa, Thompson,
Craig, Scarlett, Lily, and Eric.
A Celebration of Lisa's Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through The family is very grateful to Dr. Fundytus, the loving, caring
staff at Bethany Care Home, Cochrane and her caregiver Marie-Linda Plante. If friends so desire,
memorial tributes may be made directly to the STARS Calgary Base - Head Office
1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 Telephone: 403-295-1811
or 1-888-797-8277
In living memory of Lisa Wirth, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park
COCHRANE. Telephone: 403-932-4740.
Funeral Home
McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes - Cochrane Funeral Home
369 Railway Street
Cochrane, AB T4C 2E2
(403) 932-4740
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Published in The Cochrane Eagle on June 15, 2017